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February 4, 2021

Webinar | Regional Ocean Data Sharing: Southeast Sand Resources Project

Join SECOORA for a webinar titled "Regional Ocean Data Sharing: Southeast Sand Resources Project" hosted by Mary Conley, The Nature Conservancy, on February 23 at 12:00 PM ET. Mary will be discussing results from a project aimed at understanding existing resources and information gaps related to sand management. Click here to reserve your spot.

February 3, 2021

Increasing Red Tide Sampling off the West Florida Shelf

Scientists are heading to sea on the R/V Walton Smith to sample areas where red tide blooms are commonly present off the west Florida coast.  This upcoming survey is of particular interest because K. brevis has been observed in southwest Florida since December 2020 and offshore chlorophyll patches have been observed in recent remote sensing imagery.

January 13, 2021

Core Funding Proposal Submitted to US IOOS

Priorities over the next five years will focus on sustaining SECOORA coastal ocean activities while expanding our observing system to include new capabilities, not only along the coastline, but also into the rivers and estuaries. There were 36 academic partners on this proposal and over 90 Letters of Support from users in the region.

January 13, 2021

Understanding Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Survey

SECOORA is asking members to please complete our short 12 question survey to help us understand Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in our network. We are hoping to find avenues for partnerships and explore how we can amplify your institutions initiatives. Deadline to complete the survey is January 29, 2021. Click here to take the survey. We appreciate your input.

January 12, 2021

SECOORA 2021 Data Challenge: Using Buoy and Shore Station Data to Meet User Needs

Apply today! The 2021 Data Challenge invites undergraduate students, graduate students, and early career professionals to develop a project that incorporates and analyzes buoy and/or shore station data using archived SECOORA data. There are two $3,500 prizes.  Proposals are due Friday March 12, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET.

January 12, 2021

Now Open: 2021 Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholars Award

SECOORA is continuing Vembu’s legacy by sponsoring the annual Ocean Scholars Award.  There will be two awards this year: an undergraduate and other (for graduate students and early career professionals), each in the amount of $1,250. The funds are to be used to support recipients’ participation in a virtual or in-person regional, national, or international meeting or conference.  Proposals are due March 12, 2021, 5:00 PM ET.

January 8, 2021

Congress Unanimously Passes the Coordinated Ocean Observations and Research Act

On December 31, 2020, the President signed S. 914, the Coordinated Ocean Observations and Research Act of 2020, into law that reauthorizes the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS).    

January 4, 2021

Webinar: The Trouble with Deep Learning

Join us for a webinar on January 26 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET. Dr. Paul Gader from the University of Florida will discuss some of the inherent and difficult flaws in current Artificial Intelligence practices and use examples from environmental sensing to identify methods for mitigating those flaws. 

December 1, 2020

SECOORA Partners Work Together For Improved Fishing Forecasts

Meet Matt Upton, owner of ROFFS™, and learn about how two SECOORA partners are working together to improve recreational fishing forecasts.

November 9, 2020

Eyes on Eta: Data Resources

SECOORA put together this page to highlight data and information related to the Tropical Storm Eta. It will be updated as new information becomes available and the track is more certain.